Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon has informed the Los Angeles Chargers that he wants to be traded if he doesn't get a new deal before training camp.



Do you want him on the Green Bay Packers? What would you be willing to give up


I realize it's the offseason. But these jokers (hosts) are talking about giving up 2 first round picks and then giving him a 4 year deal (to match Rodgers length) and put Gordon in the top 5 money-wise. OR trading Aaron Jones as a package with a 1st round pick.

Stats RE: Gordon

Only 3 NFL running backs averaged 70+ rushing YPG and 40+ receiving YPG in 2018:

1. Todd Gurley
2. Saquon Barkley
3. Melvin Gordon

Of those 3, Gordon was the ONLY one who averaged MORE than 6.0 yards per TOUCH

Since 2016, Melvin Gordon’s production:
* 28 rushing TD, T-2nd most in the NFL
* 10 receiving TD, T-4th most amongst RB
* 38 TD from scrimmage, 2nd most in the NFL

A versatile, workhorse back. Will be interesting to see how LA values the RB position in this case

In 28 games, Gordon has fumbled once.

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Big news out of LA.

Melvin Gordon's the owner of the league's third-highest overall grade from a season ago and was actually THE HIGHEST-GRADED RB against stacked boxes (8+ defenders) in 2018.

Anyone think Gutenheimer would make this move?

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Love to have him, he's only 26. Not sure RB is worth spending that kind of capital on when you have Aaron Rodgers though, especially when we already have a quality 2 deep backfield. You would really need to justify that expense by feeding the ball to Gordon often, shouldn't take touches away from other skill players merely to justify an investment. Zone blocking scheme is favorable to a lot of lesser RBs also, so I'm not sure we need Mel. I actually think our 3 deep backfield is going to be pretty good with this rookie in the mix, he seems perfect for this scheme. 

I can see where Gordon's beef is. As a first rounder not  picked in the top 10, his 5th year option is a whopping 5.6 million a season. Knowing that the shelf life of RB's, even really good ones, is very limited, I can see why he'd be barking for a new deal. 

A pundit talking about this on one of the 4 letter networks made a good point. You're really better off as a RB going in the second round or lower. If your picked 11-32, and your really good, your likely screwed money wise for 5 seasons. 

heyward posted:

On the other hand, Gutekunst studied the roster last offseason and thought the Packers were fine at guard and safety. I’m not ready to trust his judgement just yet. 

So moves for the sake of moves?

If you don't see an upgrade in the available pool, you patiently continue to search.

Hungry5 posted:
heyward posted:

On the other hand, Gutekunst studied the roster last offseason and thought the Packers were fine at guard and safety. I’m not ready to trust his judgement just yet. 

So moves for the sake of moves?

If you don't see an upgrade in the available pool, you patiently continue to search.

There were plenty of moves to be made a year ago; Gutekunst just didn't make them. That he thought Brice and McCray were legit NFL starters has to make you wonder about his ability to evaluate talent. I also think people are giving him too much credit for this year's free agency. Any dope can spend $180 million. Let's see whether he actually gets what he paid for this time.

heyward posted:

There were plenty of moves to be made a year ago; Gutekunst just didn't make them. That he thought Brice and McCray were legit NFL starters has to make you wonder about his ability to evaluate talent.

Plenty? Like what? Naming Brice and McCray without a who would replace either is, as Thompson says, fantasy football.

Trophies posted:

No F'ing way! We've got 3 great RBs with ZERO tire wear....

As injured as Melvin has been, he's still #2, I believe, in rushing attempts. Very heavily used when healthy.

One potentially great RB, an average guy that will eat some carries and a rookie that will probably be something between Darrell Thompson and Ahman Green. 

That said, **** no to giving up future draft capitol for another RB. 

Report: Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott situation could go “sideways” fast

In response to our report that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has said privately that he intends to not show up for training camp absent a new contract, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports has put some meat on the bone.

In a series of tweets, Robinson reports that Elliott hasn’t made a firm decision to hold out, but that he is “absolutely thinking it through and definitely wants an extension in the works.”

Robinson also believes that, if the Cowboys aren’t “proactive” about a deal, “this could go sideways fast.”

“It hasn’t yet,” Robinson explains. “This will be an important week.”

Although the notion that Elliott hasn’t made a “firm decision” to hold out doesn’t completely and totally mesh with our report, it confirms that something is up, at a time when it had been believed that Elliott would not make a stand. And it’s possible that Elliott is privately telling people he plans to hold out in order to get the Cowboys to take the situation seriously.

The Cowboys have shown little urgency to extend Elliott’s deal, due in part to the fact that he’s under contract for two more years. This has prompted speculation in some circles that they won’t try to extend him, this year or maybe next year.

While I can sympathize with Gordon's situation, Elliot has 2 YEARS left on his deal and he was a top 10 pick, he'll still be getting more money then Gordon based on that alone. 

It would be lovely to see this "go sideways". 

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